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post #1 of 16
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so my friend said two things to me recently which made me start researching ssd

if you love sc2 so much why dont you marry it
and why not get an ssd for sc2 since it will help speed it up

now im able to build a computer and read and learn things like an intelligent person but im not super computer savy. my research tells me an ssd would speed up loading screens since the drive has no moving parts like a flash drive or whatever but i would like someone to elaborate if possible

i dont need a large amount of storage just enough for sc2 and maybe 1 other game and then the next question is will the ssd help my speed in games or other computer functions

ideally id want to keep my 500gb sata hard drive as a master drive and the ssd as a slave drive? sorry if im wording this right
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post #2 of 16
well no one has responded yet but I am sure people will. I will chime in with my 2 cents.

I equate getting an SSD to putting rims on a BMW. You already have a nice car, might as well just finish it off with all the bells and whistles. Adds a little bit of extra TRIM to it *(har-har, see what I did there?)* I am planning to add one to my rig very soon.

As far as the size and set up, You are probably best putting your OS and a game or two on your SSD and using the 500 for all your other stuff... photos music movies. This way you get killer start up and load times. Remember, an SSD won't actually change the gameplay experience of SC2. Hope this helps and good luck!
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It will help load times. But unless you're playing against someone else with an SSD, you'll still have to wait.
    
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SSD will only help you load it up faster but won't speed up anything in game for SC2.
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kinda like world of tanks, you have to wait till most people are loaded before the countdown starts, so even if you load instantly, that just means you have to wait even longer for everybody else.
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that makes more sense then what i thought but it just makes load times super sick ic...

does this include EVERYTHING like browsers and what not again NOT comp savy
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post #7 of 16
Any rig without an SSD as a boot drive is wasting potential.
post #8 of 16
Speeding up SC2 shouldn't be your sole reasoning for buying an SSD. It's more about damn near instant reaction and load times.

Startup with Win7 was NOTICEABLY faster with my SSD, and I can order a bunch of programs that would normally take a good 10 seconds before to open up IMMEDIATELY once the Desktop shows. It's amazing.

Once you go SSD you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner.

And as you can imagine any game will LOAD faster but any FPS increase would probably be negligible at best.
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post #9 of 16
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ok so now then the question is since i have spent a good amount on my computer what ssd i want to buy

how much memory do i need and since i have windows 7 on my other drive can i just use it on my ssd and just what, clean out my other drive?
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post #10 of 16
Didn't refresh fast enough... personally I would recommend a 100 to 120gb drive depending on your budget. I mean, if you are made of cash go wild! Incoming 240gb drive, KABOOM! I don't know what you are running on your rig but the OCZ Vertex 3 is generating a lot of buzz. Great drive period, but has shown amazing numbers on P67 Sata6 setups.


on a seperate but related note, marrying SC2 might not be a bad idea. All you have do is invite 1 Zerg and collectively about 200 or so will arrive. That's a lot of extra gifts! of course, they will probably ravage the buffet... but that is neither here nor there...

You'll have to forgive me. slow day at work today. hahaha
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